The Value of a Dollar in the Boise Metro

People are moving to Boise. According to 2014 Census Bureau data, Boise ranks seventh for in-migration for the United States. So what is making people flock to the City of Trees? Several of the reasons many consider the Boise Metro include cost of living, a robust job market, world-class recreation opportunities and an innovative culture. In the Boise Metro, you can have your cake and eat it too, but you don’t have to take our word for it. 

  • KPMG released a Competitive Alternatives report that ranked Boise as the #1 Lowest Cost location for cost of doing business out of the Pacific U.S. cities in 2014.
  • CityLab, a publication of The Atlantic, posted an article showcasing the average wage neccessary to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in every U.S. state.  The Boise Metro ranks as one of the lowest costs.
  • C2ER (formerly known as ACCRA) also released their Cost of Living Index for the First Quarter of 2015.  The Boise Metro ranks at 90.8% of the national average for cost of living, and 82.8% for Cost of Housing.
  • Enjoy skiing?  There aren’t many places like Bogus Basin that let you get a season pass for $229, especially when there is over 2,600 acres of skiable terrain and night skiing.  Kids cost only $59 for the season.

In the Boise Metro, local businesses invest in the community to bring new resources.  The Simplot Foundation donated an urban arts space to the City of Boise called the JUMP Project. has created two outdoor gyms that are free to the public. SML also ranks Boise as #2 Best City to Move to in 2015.  Forbes also ranked Boise #1 Best City for Jobs this Spring. In the Boise Metro, a dollar goes further. 

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